Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
By default, each picture in the slide show is displayed for 5 seconds, and transitions
last 1.25 seconds. You’ll be able to change this setting later. See “Setting Video
Options,” later in this chapter, for details.
Creating an AutoMovie
After you finish creating and editing your storyboard, you are ready to move on to
the next phase of video production, which involves adding effects, transitions, titles,
credits, and a soundtrack. While you can perform each of these tasks manually, you
can also have Windows Movie Maker perform them for you automatically using the
AutoMovie feature. Not only is this a great timesaver, but it also allows you to see
firsthand how various approaches to video production work.
To create an AutoMovie, complete the following steps:
1. In Windows Movie Maker, click the AutoMovie button on the toolbar.
2. As shown in Figure 10-28, you can now select one of the following AutoMovie
Fade and Reveal
Applies fade and reveal transitions throughout the video.
Flip and Slide
Applies flip, slide, reveal, and page curl transitions throughout the video.
Adds cut and fade transitions throughout the video, and inserts title and
Attempts to sync the video to music you select. This works best if the
selected music is as long in duration as the video.
Applies the film age effect to media items.
Selects video clips showing action, and inserts title and credit frames.
3. Click the “Enter a title for the movie” link and then type the title text, as shown
in Figure 10-29.
Figure 10-27. Selecting the changes to redo